Gym to Crag San Diego: Bolted Rock Climbing Anchors


$159 for REI Members

$179 for non-members

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  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Minimum age 14
  • Group size 6 people

Are you an experienced gym climber and interested in finding your next project outside on real rock but still lack the skills needed to be confident outside of the gym? If you have been climbing for over a year and are ready to make the move outside and take your climbing to the next level, REI and Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness are partnering together to provide this unique course. This two-day climbing experience starts in the gym Friday night as you meet your Mesa Rim instructor and fellow climbers and learn how to build bolted climbing anchors in a hands-on, ground school setting. Saturday, you'll meet your REI instructor at Mission Trail Regional Park, where they will provide you with a full day of climbing instruction focusing on route finding, anchor building, safety considerations, and cleaning climbs. NOTE: Mesa Rim Mission Valley Session is Thursday 7pm-9pm; REI Mission Trails Regional Park Session is 7:30am-1:30pm Saturday.

  • Grow in confidence and self-reliance in outdoor rock climbing
  • Learn to build two bolt climbing anchors
  • Learn to set up rappels and top rope climbs
  • Learn to clean a climb
  • Learn principles of a safe rappel

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